F1 personalities in TV adverts
- 26th February 2016, 22:24 at 10:24 pm #313400andae23Participant
Saw this commercial earlier this evening: Max Verstappen in a commercial for Ziggo, which I think is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) broadband providers in the Netherlands. For the non-Dutch speaking, the joke is that ‘overstappen’ (oVerstappen) means ‘switching broadband’ in Dutch…
Anyways, I wonder if we’ll see their name on the Toro Rosso or his helmet this year. It’s not an international company, but on the other hand the Dutch TV audience is growing steadily, so who knows.27th February 2016, 4:23 at 4:23 am #313404David Not CoulthardParticipant
@andae23 Definitely not his helmet, VET couldn’t put what was deemed a Red Bull ad on his a few years agp, unless I’ve missed something?
It’s not an international company
It probably won’t matter :)
(See the KFC Indonesia ad in Indonesian on the car? I know VES is not that kind of pay driver but Ziggo wouldn’t be the first non-international company to have their logo on an F1 car)6th June 2016, 17:11 at 5:11 pm #321664
Here’s a strange one I’d forgotten about – the late Rik Mayall plugging Nigel Mansell’s World Championship Racing for Nintendo in around 1992/3:6th June 2016, 17:13 at 5:13 pm #321665
And here’s the man himself flogging car insurance with Omid Djalili:7th June 2016, 12:59 at 12:59 pm #321676#33Participant
Can’t beat the Mansell tache, IMO the legend just doesn’t look right without it.
Speaking of tache’s, we need a few more in F1. Can only recall DR’s attempt at a tache in recent years.7th June 2016, 21:38 at 9:38 pm #321686glynhParticipant
Just saw Lewis Hamilton in a L’Oréal advert.10th June 2016, 10:13 at 10:13 am #321780jodrellParticipant
is this some comment about how underivable his Ferrari was in that year? ;-)7th July 2016, 15:27 at 3:27 pm #324260
Michael Schumacher attempts something far more difficult than winning 91 grands prix and seven world championships: Selling the Fiat Multipla:25th July 2016, 18:02 at 6:02 pm #325632
Raikkonen flogging Marlboros in his first stint at Ferrari. Bit weird to see a television advert for a cigarette brand…26th July 2016, 1:40 at 1:40 am #325682Charles KingParticipant
In another health-related shocker, Kimi has also been known to place journalists at risk of diabetes by peddling ice creams full of sugar and fat:
Will the madness never end? :-O14th August 2016, 20:07 at 8:07 pm #326596
Delightfully nineties-cheesy Japanese Shell advert featuring Ayrton Senna which at times looks like he wasn’t even aware he was being filmed:19th August 2016, 17:01 at 5:01 pm #326743
Lewis Hamilton drives a Mercedes GT-R around an overgrown Nurburgring Nordschleife:1st September 2016, 19:51 at 7:51 pm #327535
Incomprehensible 1996 advert featuring Alain Prost:
Anyone know what’s going on here?4th September 2016, 20:23 at 8:23 pm #327931x303Participant
This is an advert for “la tête dans les nuages”, a french chain of game centers that had a deal with SEGA in the 90s. They were branded at the time “la tête dans les nuages – centres SEGA” (literally: head in the clouds – SEGA centres).
I used to go there at the time and had some good fun. But I’ve never seen this before.
From what I understand, Prost goes to a game centre in 1996, plays some games and find himself in a game centre in 2029 (not that far from now btw). The ad ends with the message “J’y reste” (I stay), implying that he played all that time without exiting the centre.
Not sure about my analysis, but this is my attempt.9th September 2016, 10:16 at 10:16 am #328181
Formula One’s big new sponsor has begun pumping out its first promos. Love the retro vibe in this one:
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